Why Rats In Your Burke Home Are Such A Problem
Pest problems are always unwelcome in Burke homes; however, rat infestations pose a different series of issues that can be very dangerous for individuals to encounter. To start, rats can find their way inside your home very easily. They gain access by climbing trees, using the sewer, or simply squeezing through a hole in your foundation. From there, they bring with them other pests like fleas, ticks, and mites, which can be very harmful to your health and the health of any pets that you have.
While they’re inside your home, rats will chew on anything they can find in order to keep their teeth from overgrowing. This may lead to damaged personal items, walls, and electrical wiring. And perhaps the biggest danger is the health risks, which spread through fecal matter, urine, and saliva. Some of the illnesses they spread are hantavirus, leptospirosis, and tularemia, as well as allergies and asthma attacks. To keep everyone in your home protected from rats, contact the pros at Miche Pest Control today for rat control that you can trust.
What Burke Property Owners Should Know About Rats
With rats being a potential problem for Burke property owners throughout the year, there are things about rats that everyone ought to know. Some of those are:
- Rats are skilled climbers, so they may easily take advantage of any overhanging tree limbs as a means to enter your home.
- They are very often hosts to parasites like mites, ticks, and fleas, so having a rat infestation very commonly leads to a secondary infestation of at least one other pest.
- Because rodents like rats have an almost near-constant need to chew in order to keep their front incisor teeth from overgrowing, they will chew on things like furniture, walls, molding, and even electrical wiring. In the worst cases, this leads to house fires and vulnerable walls.
- Rats are linked with the spread of health risks like salmonella, tularemia, rat-bite fever, and hantavirus, as well as allergies and asthma attacks, all through their urine, saliva, and fecal matter.
- Lastly, rats are nocturnal, live out of sight from humans, and reproduce so rapidly that homeowners could develop an infestation in a matter of months.
For the most trusted and effective rat control, turn to Miche Pest Control.
Five Reasons Your Business In Burke Needs Rat Control
Rats are a dangerous pest that can populate in your Burke business no matter the time of year; however, with colder temperatures on the horizon, this can be a very problematic scenario these days. The five key reasons why professional rat control is necessary are:
- Prevention of the spread of dangerous illnesses like hantavirus, tularemia, salmonellosis, and rat-bite fever.
- Mitigation of exposure to other pests like fleas, ticks, and mites.
- The nocturnal nature of rats, so you may have an issue but never be able to spot the actual problem.
- Avoidance of serious property damage like house fires, chewed furniture, and holes in walls.
- The rapid rate at which rats reproduce, which can lead to 60 pups a year.
Rats are a very serious issue for Burke businesses and can pose some very serious threats to your employees and customers. Our main goal at Miche Pest Control is to protect our community from the dangers that rats pose with comprehensive rat control. We combine methods of exclusion and tamper-resistant bait stations to seal your business from these pests and their problems. When you partner with a professional, we will work with you to both prevent rat issues and correct existing ones, and if any rats appear between your bi-monthly visits, we’ll re-treat your property at no extra cost. For more information on keeping your business free from rats, contact us today.
The Trick To Keeping Rats Away From Your Burke Home
Rats are a sneaky pest and keeping them out of your Burke home may prove difficult. Because they’re such adept climbers, rats may easily scale your roof and overhanging trees to gain access to your home, and in other cases, they use the sewer system. That’s why the secret to keeping them out of your home is professional rat control from Miche Pest Control. We begin our process with a detailed inspection of your property in order to fully determine the scope of your rat problem and then create a treatment plan that is suited to your needs.
Our rat control involves further methods of sealing up entry points using exclusion and setting tamper-proof bait stations outside the home. The result of these techniques is getting rid of current rat infestations while also preventing future ones from developing. We recommend rat control be applied six times throughout the year, where we’ll also check the bait stations and assess the efficacy of what we’ve put into place. If any rat problems arise between these regularly scheduled visits, we’ll re-treat your property at no extra charge to you. For more information on rat control that you can trust, contact us today.
Burke is an unincorporated section of Fairfax County, Virginia, traditionally defined as the area served by the Burke post office (Zip Code 22015). Burke includes two census-designated places: the Burke CDP, and the Burke Centre CDP.
Burke is named after Silas Burke, a 19th-century farmer, merchant, and local politician who built a house on a hill overlooking the valley of Pohick Creek in approximately 1824. The house still stands. When the Orange and Alexandria Railroad was constructed in the late 1840s, the railroad station at the base of that hill was named "Burke's Station" after Burke, who owned the land in the area and donated a right-of-way to the railroad company. The community that grew up around the railroad station acquired a post office branch in 1852. The railroad tracks located on the same historical line are owned by the Norfolk Southern Railway and form part of the Manassas line of the Virginia Railway Express commuter rail system, which has two stations (Rolling Road and Burke Centre) in the Burke area. The original Burke Station building can still be seen in the community, turned 90 degrees from its historical footprint.
Burke is located south of the center of Fairfax County. The Burke CDP is bordered by the CDPs of Burke Centre to the west, Kings Park West to the northwest, Long Branch and Wakefield to the north, Kings Park to the northeast, West Springfield to the east, Newington Forest to the south, and South Run to the southwest. Burke Lake Park, which borders the Burke CDP to the southwest and is not part of any CDP, is a large recreational park operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority, featuring a golf course and woodland surrounding Burke Lake.
Burke Centre is a 1,700-acre planned community that was formerly part of the Burke CDP but is now a separate census-designated area. It is located west of Burke and is divided into five subcommunities: The Commons, The Landings, The Oaks, The Ponds and The Woods. Other notable communities in the Burke area include Rolling Valley West, Burke Village I & II, Lakepointe, Longwood Knolls, Burke Lake Meadows, Edgewater, Lake Braddock, Signal Hill, Crownleigh, and Cherry Run along with Burke Station Square.
Fairfax VA (4 miles), Springfield VA (5 miles), Falls Church VA (8 miles), Woodbridge VA (9 miles), Arlington VA (11 miles), Manassas VA (11 miles), Alexandria VA (12 miles), Herndon VA (14 miles), Washington DC (15 miles), Bethesda MD (16 miles), Silver Spring MD (19 miles), Ashburn VA (21 miles), Hyattsville MD (21 miles), Rockville MD (21 miles), Gaithersburg MD (24 miles), Leesburg VA (27 miles), Upper Marlboro MD (28 miles), Bowie MD (30 miles), Laurel MD (31 miles), Fredericksburg VA (35 miles), Columbia MD (36 miles), Ellicott City MD (41 miles), Annapolis MD (44 miles), Frederick MD (44 miles), Baltimore MD (49 miles)
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